Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Leo Pard

So I have been messing around with Leo-Pard at work; Some of its new features have been immediately useful, like the web-snippets doodad, which lets me embed a ruby regex tester right in my dashboard!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Hmm, Warfish doesn't seem to scale? Try here instead.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Solar Decathalon

I biked up to the National Mall yesterday to check out the Solar Decathlon

This is an event where teams from various universities design and construct a solar powered home. The home must then be transported to D.C., and resconstructed on the Mall. Each entry is graded on all sorts of engineering and architectural criteria, as well as how well it performs as a regular home (it must be able to run a dishwasher for x hours, a television for x hours, charge up an electric car, etc). When not being inspected by judges the houses can be toured by the public. There were huge crowds so I did not go into any houses, but I hope to return during the week…

One of my favorites was the UC Boulder entry which incorporates a recycled shipping container.

Also

Thursday, October 11, 2007

pixel roller

the future of murals is here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4_Q4MemtaA&NR=1

My Morning Drive

This morning 290 looked like a red metal licorice stick. A car was stalled at San Felipe on the south loop so I veered to the right and took the north loop to shepherd and took the scenic route to work. I cruised through the edge of the Heights, glided over I-10, got the green light at Washington near Adolph and Amber's place, was reminded of the Camera Co-Op, drove past my old high school, followed the bend past Allan Pkwy and around River Oaks, continued past Westheimer, Alabama and Richmond - under 59 and followed the tree-lined Binz to my daily parking spot next to the CAM.

All the while was thinking of whether or not the BitmapData class to pull images from the library was any different (performance-wise) than using attachMovie(). Using bitmapData i wouldn't have to manually convert each image to a movieClip, just set the linkage name and call it:

import flash.display.BitmapData;
// Create imageBmp and attach the bitmap from the library.
var imageBmp:BitmapData = BitmapData.loadBitmap("someLibraryImage");

// create movie clip and attach imageBmp
this.createEmptyMovieClip("imageClip", 10);
imageClip.attachBitmap(imageBmp, 2);

If anyone has any answes, i'm all ears.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

killy playing with the wii


killy playing with the wii
Originally uploaded by ultrakickgirl

just saying hi
i am throwing this out there for comments - want to see how everyone is doing and all that jazz - nobody's been commenting lately - what's up with that - my excuse - i have been lazy - what's yours?
comments please
just say hi

Saturday, October 06, 2007

A Killy saying if I've ever heard one...

I read this in the New Yorker and immediatly thought it sounded like something Killy would say.

"The Rule of One Hotter -

Kids are one hotter then grownups, so if a grownup is hot, a kid is very hot, but if a grown up is very, very cold a kid is only very cold."

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Elizabth and Carmen Sorensen @ 8 mos.

Sometime at the end of this month, Liz and Taggart will have their baby. Carol and I are thinking about them a lot.

Things at the Chavez household are characteristically hectic and probably a little over dramatic. Our continued search for just the right meds for Adolfo and I continues; Carol is still searching for herself; and in about half an hour I am going to an interview for a position that may stave off my little family's certain economic collapse. Wish us luck.